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Odyssey Dance Theatre is made up of highly skilled home-grown Singaporean dance artistes. The professionalism and proficiency of these dance artistes have elicited international acclaims from ministries and ambassadorial guests through mainhouse seasons, local & global invitations, international touring and cultural exchanges. The versatility and matured artistry of ODT artistes have seen them translated performing works to excellent creative output, coupled with strong artistic direction from Singapore and invited eminent choreographers.
Odyssey Dance Theatre regularly receives commissions from Singapore ministries and government agencies, corporations, as well as local and international festivals, whilst serving as Singaporean cultural ambassador on various established international platforms in Asia Pacific, Europe and USA.
“I congratulate Danny for his vision in creating this evening’s presentation: Wow! Merlion to celebrate our nation’s 50th birthday. After today’s presentation, ODT will tour this work to wow the international audiences!”
“… this was a company that had indeed danced during the evening with strong discipline and techinical conviction, staying wisely within its current technical boundaries while at the same time dancing with the fullest fervour of which it was capable.” [The Origins, 2003]
“... one could not help but notice the discipline of the dancers (ODT Main Company) – which showed through in their performances and impressive technique.”
ODT Young Company – a pioneer in Singapore’s talent development for young dancers who exhibit excellent capabilities towards their performance and technical abilities. Since inception in 2002, these professionally-trained young dancers have performed on various local and international stages graced by dignitaries and ambassadorial guests to critical acclaim. Outstanding dancers are given further opportunities to perform and tour with ODT Main Company. ODT Young Company performs regularly in Singapore Contemporary Dance Festivals – Xposition ‘O’ Contemporary Dance Fiesta and DanzINC – International Dancers & Choreographers’ Residency Festival, and is being commissioned by both governmental & grassroots organizations, and corporations regularly.
“I would also like to express my appreciation to ODT for developing and supporting young creative talents. ODT provided internships to six students from our Department of Dance and Department of Design & Media this year and has given our sudents additional learning opportunities.”
“… I was equally impressed by the vitality of the young dancers. I especially congratulate Dr Danny Tan, whose choreography was fertile and surprising at every turn.”
ODT Associate Artistes, comprises of ODT Music Ensemble, ODT Dance Collective & ODT Production & Creatives who are specially appointed artistes of diverse backgrounds in music, film, visual, design, animation and literature. They have worked with ODT dance artistes to create innovative collaborative works which excite the dance industry with the presentation of high quality dance productions by setting the benchmark in a multi-disciplinary approach. These 3 groups of associate artistes complement and extend the expertise of ODT Main & Young Companies through diverse performance aesthetics.
ODT Music Ensemble
A collective of passionate musicians, as part of ODT Associate Artists. They dare to break the boundaries of music, collaborating across various art forms to deliver cutting edge professional performances in Singapore and abroad. Since 2014, ODT Music Ensemble has been involved in more than 10 major productions, supporting numerous students and alumni of local arts institutions at School of the Arts (SOTA), LASALLE College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. ODT Music Ensemble continues to expand its repertoires with its growing pool of talents to perform a diverse range of Singaporean new music, as well as East and West classical music.
ODT Dance Collective
A collective of energetic and passionate local and international eminent dance artistes who support ODT Dance to constantly chart new frontiers in movement and choreography, displaying movement aesthetics in a never-presented manner in pursuit of continued artistic excellence. ODT Dance Collective has been highly active since 2008.
ODT Production & Creatives
A collective of dynamic and technical know-how personnel who support ODT productions in film, video, visual, multi-media, text, design, lighting, staging and others. This collective has proven set its presence by alleviating ODT production quality to high benchmarks over the years at Singapore's major venues, including The Esplanade and University Culture Centre.